Open Air Cambridge

30/07/2021

Fun, Family Friendly Activities To Inspire Your Child To Adventure

Written By: Meghan Taylor With the temptation of video games and smart devices in every home across the UK, it can sometimes be tricky to encourage your children to get outside and experience the joys of the great outdoors! Outdoor play has a number of benefits for children and their development including learning about the world, social interaction, improved physical health and learning the consequences of appropriate risks. In fact, it is widely believed that playing outside is crucial to healthy child development. With this being said, encouraging your children... Read More

22/07/2021

Why Hiking Sandals Are A Fantastic Investment!

One of the largest growing trends within the outdoor footwear industry is sandals. High quality, highly durable, highly versatile and most of all, highly comfortable sandals are a fantastic tool to have in your arsenal. Today, we wanted to share some of our favourite things about hiking sandals and why we believe they are a fantastic choice for any outdoor enthusiast or lover of warm weather! Why Hiking Sandals? Hiking sandals are interesting because when one is faced with a rocky terrain or perhaps a woods, the last thing that... Read More

22/07/2021

How To Escape The Crowds This Summer

Written By: Meghan Taylor With lockdown restrictions in England finally coming to a foreseeable end, it may just be time to get out and about and enjoy the summer! After a whole year of social distancing, many people may rush to popular venues and hot spots that have been restricted up until now. Whilst it is exciting to be able to flock to the nation’s favourite locations once again, for those who are looking for more of a quiet getaway, or who perhaps aren’t quite comfortable with the crowds just... Read More

16/07/2021

The Beginners Guide To Trail Running

Picture this, you’re out walking through the woods or across a rocky outcrop and you suddenly see a small group of runners come by, traversing logs, rocks and anything the landscape throws at them. Surely they’re too far out to be doing a ‘standard’ run you might be thinking? Well chances are, unless they’re running from a rather angry bear or cow, they’re enjoying the wonders of trail running. Perhaps you’re already investigating getting started with trail running, or perhaps you’ve never even heard of the sport before. Either way,... Read More

08/07/2021

A Guide To The Etiquette Of Hiking

Over the past few years (accelerated by the pandemic) more and more people are discovering a joy for hiking. We think that’s amazing! With more and more novice hikers taking to the hills and forests however, there too comes a worry of the environmental impacts on the landscape. Today we wanted to cover just a few of the lesser known, or even unspoken ‘rules’ of hiking. These simple etiquette techniques are designed to not only make your hiking experience more enjoyable, but also for those around you! So let’s jump... Read More

01/07/2021

The Best Backpacks For Day Hiking

When it comes to backpacks, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking they’re all the same, or an ‘any bag will do’ mentality. Whilst for some that may be a great option, for those looking for a durable, hardwearing and versatile backpack that can double up as both a fantastic pack for a day out but also be a durable pack for the daily commute, look no further! We’ve consulted our experts at our Cambridge fitting store and are thrilled to share with you some of our absolute... Read More

01/07/2021

Gear Talk: The Helinox Chair One Review

A chair is a chair…Or is it?  You might be thinking the same, that’s why today we want to introduce one of our absolute favourites in the way of portable seating…From industry leading equipment manufactuer Helinox, meet the Helinox Chair One! This sensational piece of engineering and innovation is highly versatile and thanks to incredible design and ultimate portability, is full of personality and suitable for almost any outdoor venture! About Helinox Helinox is the world’s leader in the development and production of outdoor equipment. Helinox innovate, and the competition... Read More

01/07/2021

How to Clean and Care for your Walking Boots

All great walking boots are build with durability and longevity in mind, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little top up and TLC every once in a while! In this guide, we’ll walk you through step by step how to clean and care for your walking shoes or boots in order to maximise their lifespan and keep you exploring for years to come! We’ll explore not only excellent cleaning technique, but will also provide some top tips to ensure dry feet and long-lasting use. Regular Cleaning Tips Walking... Read More

23/06/2021

Gear Talk: Inside The Fjällräven Vardag Range

When it comes to style and functionality, few match that of Fjällräven’s attention to detail in both incredible quality and even more in the ways of creating garments that deliver on both performance whilst still looking great. Today we’re taking a look into the exciting new ‘Vardag’ range, the latest in everyday wear that you can be assured has immense durability and resilience whilst still being versatile enough to wear for a day on the town. Funnily enough, the word ‘Vardag’ does literally translate from Swedish into ‘Everyday’ and in... Read More

17/06/2021

Why Rock Climbing Is A Fantastic Family Sport

Over the past few years, rock climbing has become a real booming sport, with feature hits like Free Solo, or Spot Climbing becoming an official Olympic event for the first time at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, climbing truly has swept the nation by storm. As well as being a fantastic way to stay fit, climbing is also proving to become a fantastic family sport, with more and more families overcoming fears, reaching new heights (literally) and bonding over a fantastic activity that can be enjoyed almost anywhere in the UK.... Read More